By LazerKim: During the time I was researching about the background of Kim Hyun Joong, I can only sit back having this thoughts, indeed Kim Hyun Joong was born to be a star. From his childhood as a model grade school pupil, and his drastic changes in his high school days till at present, he never let go of his dream. Telling about how he was amazed by his favorite rock star, there were already signs that he’s bound to be at the top as a shining star at present.
His stubbornness about fulfilling his dreams had pushed him real hard just for the sake of sharing his music just about to anyone who would listen to him. He worked so hard for his dream and here he is now, so shining bigger than a star can be.
As I was browsing for news update yesterday, I have read an article at Hyunnies Pexer’s Blog, from the source Xinmsn Entertainment. This article is a short email interview. Upon reading the words “email interview”, it somehow reminded me of a recent similar article as Hyun Joong’s credibility was under estimated.
But as I read this article, I said to myself this one is a credible email interview. I would say it’s credible because Hyun Joong had already shared a lot about himself to his fans, and so we know very well what is the truth about Kim Hyun Joong. Here I share with you the article:
Kim Hyun Joong is just your regular guy (Source: Xinmsn Entertainment)
The Korean singer-actor shares with xinmsn how different Kim Hyun Joong, the Hallyu star, is from the normal Kim Hyun Joong
Korean pretty boy Kim Hyun Joong will be in Singapore for the Kim Hyun Joong Asia Fan Meeting 2012, held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on May 4, where he will now high-five all 3,000 fans at the show . Each member of the audience will also receive a set of T-shirt and brooch, featuring the U:ZOOSIN character which is designed by Hyun Joong.
Prior to his arrival, xinmsn caught up with Hyun Joong in a short email interview, though a number of our questions were unfortunately censored by the Korean management. The Korean heartthrob shares his memorable moments in Singapore, why he thinks he is a ‘Lucky Guy’ and his plans in the near future.
Kim Hyun Joong Asia Fan Meeting 2012
Date: May 4, 2012 (Friday)
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Tickets: S$198, S$168, S$138 (excluding S$3 SISTIC fee)
xinmsn is proud to be the official online media for Kim Hyun Joong Asia Fan Meeting 2012 Singapore.
Kim Hyun Joong Asia Fan Meeting 2012 Singapore is organised by Running Into The Sun and AMC Group Singapore.
1.) You’ve been to Singapore so many times. What are some of your most memorable moments in Singapore?
(KHJ replied) Every moment is memorable to me — the number of fans who welcomed me at the airport and gave me their warm reception and support during my stay in Singapore. I also look forward to attending this fan meeting.
2.) You have a song called ‘Lucky Guy’. Do you think you’re a lucky person? Why?
(KHJ replied) I think I am a very happy person currently, because I can do both music and acting, and is well-loved by people when doing both.
3.) What’s the biggest difference between Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong and normal guy Kim Hyun Joong?
(KHJ replied) I feel that Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong and normal guy Kim Hyun Joong is very different. Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong tries to show his perfect side to the fans, whereas the normal Kim Hyun Joong leads a normal life just like the others. I spend my time reading cartoons and playing soccer.
4.) What are some of your future plans? Will you be releasing another album, or participate in any drama this year?
(KHJ replied) I want to be able to do well in both music and acting, and not just focus on one particular area. This year, I plan to have album activities and acting. While preparing for this upcoming fan meeting, I’m also looking at good drama or movie scripts. I’ll try to show my fans a better side, so please look forward to it.
LazerKim View Point: (Korean Management)
May I just point out, at the beginning of this article, the third paragraph and I quote “though a number of our questions were unfortunately censored by the Korean management”. I would like to point out this statement before it turned to be a misconception, similar to the article by Rachel Boon. Since she mentioned that there are questions to Hyun Joong that are restricted. I think it’s not Hyun Joong who doesn’t want to answer questions but the Korean management. I think Korean Management pertains to KeyEast as Hyun Joong’s official agent.
I would agree with the Korean management as some questions were censored. Here’s probably why. There’s a video clip of Hyun Joong’s interview in Singapore Razor Pop, in 2010, the journalist interviewer was a lady. And these questions were thrown to Hyun Joong:
Question:>>> In real life do you consider yourself a good kisser?
Although back then, the question prior to this was about Playful Kiss which Hyun Joong had just finished filming. My point is this, I find this question above rather unecessary. Finding if Hyun Joong is a good kisser should be asked to the receiving end and not to the initiator. Meaning the interviewer should ask the girl whom Hyun Joong kissed if he is a good kisser! And not the other way around.
And I find the question uncomfortable for a lady journalist interviewer to ask a man if he is a good kisser!! Nevertheless, Hyun Joong responded that he doesn’t have a girlfriend so he can not say if he is or is he not a good kisser. Oh my…sigh… Here’s another question:
Question:>>> Is your face more appealing than Bae Yong Joon?
I find this question rather tactless!! And this question shouldn’t be asked neither to Hyun Joong nor to Bae Yong Joon. And considering Bae Yong Joon is Hyun Joong’s boss, I just don’t see the interviewer’s point why she has to ask that question. It would be better to ask anyone around her who’s more handsome!! Similar question was also asked of Hyun Joong and he replied, “it doesn’t matter who’s more handsome the important thing is Bae Yong Joon is my boss.”
I would agree that in every interview of Hyun Joong, questions has to be screened. Majority of artist does this. We know very well how candidly honest he is, but Hyun Joong is such a decent man to be insulted.
Rachel Boon the writer is still in my mind. I hope this will answer her as to why Hyun Joong have some restricted questions, but it’s not his decision to choose the questions to be answered, but the Korean Management. I would just like others from the media to respect Hyun Joong or any celeb, to be tactful in their interviews. This is just my opinion.
LazerKim View Point (Kim Hyun Joong)
After reading this email interview, I felt so happy and very proud of Hyun Joong. The guy is so smart and as usual his candid honesty once again surfaced. Hyun Joong mentioned how warmly he was welcomed by his fans from Singapore.
I have watched the video clip of his visit in Singapore and indeed his fans were so excited by his presence, and he mentioned back then that he wants to come back to perform. He made the promise and now he is fulfilling it on May 4, 2012.
Hyun Joong was asked if he thinks he’s lucky. He humbly replied that he’s happy doing both singing, acting and being loved by many in doing both. Being lucky I think is different, because we fans knows quite well that Hyun Joong worked hard in any project given to him.
He seriously consider what may be lacking in him and doesn’t stop till he satisfies himself in improving his ability in both fields, before he steps on the stage. He seriously prepares himself fully dedicated to what he does. And now he gains out of the hard work, so I don’t think this is just luck. This is his all hard work, dedication and passion to his craft.
Hyun Joong was saying the difference of being a Hallyu star and the regular guy. Oh I got a big smile on my lips as I was reading this part. As I watch Hyun Joong on stage as he performs the image of a real man, you would fall in love by his charisma, his dynamic dance moves, and his sweet singing voice that can melt anyone’s heart.
And watching Hyun Joong, the same guy in his care free outfit playing around like a kid is so adorable. I would say Hyun Joong was loved by many for what he really is on or off stage. Be it the Hallyu star or the regular guy Kim Hyun Joong is Only One.
At the last part of this interview Hyun Joong had mentioned his plans and this true brought me to cloud nine!!! Guys, we have a lot to look forward to after his Asia Fan Meeting!! What else can I say? Let’s get busy, we fans got lots of working to do in supporting our Prince!!
Isn’t that exciting news, coming from himself? There’s the album, which I can guess had already been done and just waiting to be released and the most awaited drama! So my dear co-fans, let’s take this one step after the other. We focus our attention to the big event of Asia Tour Fan Meeting as we support Hyun Joong all the way wherever he is!!
Majority of Hyun Joong’s fans became addicted to him not only as an artist but as a person for who he really is. I can still remember his video interview way back when he was still with his group, as he stated, “There will come a time, there will be new faces with powerful performance, and you will soon forget me.”
For me actually this is true. After I have watched Hyun Joong at Boys Over Flower, I have almost forgotten him. And it’s true, there’s another artist much better than the flower boy I met at BOF. The guy was very manly, quite the opposite of from the BOF flower boy. The guy is in black short hair, in black leather suit and black glasses! He performed a very powerful piece of music that I hardly recognized. The guy’s name is Kim Hyun Joong, and the same BOF flower boy I’ve known in 2009.
Come to think of it, in that video interview back in time, he had already predicted a powerful star would come out. And back then I’m sure he wasn’t even expecting that he was the artist with powerful performance would come out and forget the flower boy of the past. Hyun Joong had only one mistake that time. And it was the thought that his fans will forget him. His fans proved he’s wrong, since they stayed on with him all these years that they never had left him after all….
Because for his fans, Kim Hyun Joong is the ONLY ONE shining star….
LazerKim here writing
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